• ‘We have to give supporters enjoyment,’ says Arteta
• Granit Xhaka set to leave Emirates for Hertha Berlin

Mikel Arteta has acknowledged one of his primary tasks as Arsenal head coach is to repair the fracture between supporters and club, as Granit Xhaka looks set to leave north London.

A disastrous run of form under the previous manager, Unai Emery, widened the disconnect and fans have also vented their anger at the Arsenal board. Supporters’ groups issuing a joint statement last month directed at the owner, Stan Kroenke, in which they expressed their “grave concerns”, notably the club’s “seemingly inexorable slide” down the Premier League.

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